Speech on Diwali

Diwali is a major Hindu festival celebrated in the month of October/November. It is also called the festival of lights and commemorates the return of Rama to Ayodhya after spending fourteen years in exile. I have given below speech on the occasion of Diwali for school students.

Short and Long Speech on Diwali for School Students

Speech 1

Good morning Principal Sir, respected teachers, parents, and my dear friends. As you all know that from tomorrow the school is closing for Diwali holidays and we have gathered here to announce the holiday as well as to share our joy.

As we all know that it is the day when Lord Rama returned to his kingdom of Ayodhya after spending fourteen years in exile. Disciples of his kingdom welcomed him by lighting up every street and house of Ayodhya with oil lamps and diyas. It surely would have been a beautiful and moving sight.

Thousands of years after that, we try to replicate the gesture and bring the same joy in our lives. The same spirit with which the people of Ayodhya welcomed Rama, we too welcome prosperity and happiness in our lives on this auspicious occasion.

Celebrate the festival with the utmost happiness but also remember to be careful while playing with crackers, especially small children. Also, try to share your joy with others irrespective of their social status. This would be the most effective way to celebrate the festival of lights.

Now I would like to request Principal Sir to announce the Diwali holidays that we are so eagerly waiting to hear.

With this, I end my speech! You have been a great audience. Thank You.


Speech 2

Good Morning Principal Sir, all the teachers present and my dear friends. As you all know that we have gathered here to celebrate before the school closes for the Diwali festival; I take this opportunity to share my joy with you all.

Diwali is my favorite festival among all and its arrival excites me to the core. The joy and happiness that I feel can’t be expressed. I am very happy that the festival I have so eagerly awaited, has finally arrived. There is something so splendid about the festival of lights that makes it the favorite festival of millions of children and families.

Though everyone loves Diwali, it is the children who are happiest at their best. They love it because it brings a lot of play and joy. They get new clothes, sweets, various kinds of crackers to play with, and not to mention homemade delicacies.

As a wise man had quoted that “the journey is more beautiful than the destination”; so is the preparation for Diwali holds more joy than the festival itself.

It is a very exciting and pleasurable experience when we go out with family and friends to shop for cloths, crackers, sweets, and diyas. Helping our parents in cleaning and decoration of the house is also a great experience.

I am actually amazed by how a simple thing, as simple as lighting a Diya, could bring happiness to our souls. The joy felt is internal and is difficult to express unless you personally experience it.

Friends the festival of Diwali teaches us to gather happiness from small acts that we do together with our family and friends. It is a festival to happy and shares your happiness and joy with open arms.

Before I end – A very Happy Diwali to you all! God bless you and Thank You!


Speech 3

Good morning everyone!! Please accept my very warm greetings to Respected Principal Sir, all the teachers, and my dear friends. As you all know that the festival of Diwali has arrived and everyone has gotten into the festive mood.

Diwali is a festival that brings smiles to the faces of children as well as the elders. Everyone just loves it, especially the children – they love to shop for crackers with their parents.

There is so much joy concealed in the festivities that we eagerly await its arrival for the whole year. I personally love to shop for decorative items, lights, sweets, and all, well in advance.

Let me tell you what makes Diwali so special festival among others. Firstly it is its celebration as the festival of lights that adds splendor to it. Personally I feel that without all those lamps, flickering lights, and decorations, Diwali wouldn’t be as beautiful as it is.

Secondly, the happiness and the victorious spirit that the festival entails, is unparallel. These two – happiness and victory are the two feelings that the festival generates. Let me elaborate a little – happiness because on the same day Lord Rama returned to Ayodhya after spending fourteen years in exile. At the same time victorious because he was returning after killing Ravana the demon king in a fierce battle.

As the people of Ayodhya had welcomed their beloved prince, by lighting oil lamps in his path; similarly we too celebrate Diwali as the festival of lights.

Festivals, my friends, call for celebration, and Diwali is the one that you should celebrate in the most splendid way possible. I know many of you are already done with your shopping or are in the process of doing so. Clothes, sweets, crackers, diyas, and lights – you have got it all.

From this dais today, since I am given the opportunity, I would like to share a thought with you all, which has been in my mind for quite some time now. May I ask you – how about if we bring more sense to all the celebrations? You would agree right! So how do we do that? I tell you – Dear friends, do you know that there are children and families those don’t have enough money to celebrate Diwali. While we enjoy and burst crackers they stare in the dark.

They would be lucky to eat a full square meal on Diwali forget about the festivities. Wouldn’t it be great if we just break the convention and help them? Of course, donating cloth, sweets, or crackers to the poor will sure help add smiles to their faces. Doesn’t the world today need more smiles? Sure it does! Just give it a second thought and I am damn sure that you won’t regret.

Another way we could make the celebrations safer and healthier is by switching to eco-friendly crackers and lights. By using eco-friendly crackers, we don’t damage the environment much and also do not disturb the animals, birds, etc. As an added bonus, they also don’t harm our health as the smoke generated isn’t toxic.

Furthermore, have you ever experienced the difference between the glows of an earthen lamp (diya) and a colored light bulb or LED? I know what you are thinking! The diya’s glow is much more beautiful than the artificial lamp. Isn’t it? So why don’t we use more diyas this Diwali and phase out all that costly plastic light. This will make our Diwali more beautiful and splendid.

I would like to end my speech here. I know many of you are in a festive mood and have your own plans for the day. Once more accept my greetings for the festival. Celebrate and take care. Thank You!!